North Carolina Sees 5th Shark Attack of Month

And South Carolina gets one, too
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2015 5:56 PM CDT
North Carolina Sees 5th Shark Attack of Month
Jack Cross, 9, watches as a boat patrols the coastline near Ocean Crest Pier in Oak Island, NC, Monday, June 15, 2015.   (Mike Spencer/The Star-News via AP)

North Carolina has been plagued by shark attacks this month, with a 13-year-old girl injured June 11, two teens injured on June 14, and an 8-year-old boy bitten Wednesday. Today, another victim, plus one in South Carolina:

  • A 47-year-old man swimming with a group near North Carolina's Avon beach today was bitten on the right leg and lower back while in waist-deep water, WCNC reports; he was airlifted to the hospital for treatment.
  • Another man, this one a tourist from Pennsylvania, was bitten today while swimming off Hunting Island in South Carolina, the Charlotte Observer reports. He reportedly saw a four-foot shark nearby and called out, "Shark!" but was then attacked by a second shark. He was able to exit the water and is believed to have suffered only minor injuries.
(Read more sharks stories.)

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